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UX Workshop: Designing for your Future Self

Thu, Mar 2, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lesley University, University Hall, Room 2-048
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140


Join AIGA Boston and Lesley University for a hands-on workshop on designing for User Experience and networking. Pizza will be served.

In this fast-paced, hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to employ UX Research and Design methods to design a positive experience for your future self. Issues of travel, mobility, and wayfinding for adults over age 65 will be discussed. Working in teams, participants will engage in a rapid prototyping process towards creating a potential solution. Outcomes from this workshop will include brainstorming, mapping, conceptualizing and prototyping a click-through interface for mobile.

In this workshop, we’ll learn how to:

  • Create a journey map of the “typical” travel experience
  • Identify challenges and frame problem statements 
  • Envision and prototype possible solutions for mobile
  • Test your prototype solutions with each other

Who should attend:

  • Designers and students of all levels
  • Non-practicing designers
  • Those interested in learning about designing for user experience
  • Anyone interested in designing for accessibility 

Before the workshop:

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:00-8:30pm
**SNOW DATE: Thursday, March 9, 2017**

AIGA Member: $5
Non-Member: $10
Students: Free
Lesley University Community: Free

Workshop hosts:

Lesley University

The College of Art and Design at Lesley University offers three distinct programs in Design: Design for User Experience, Interactive Design and Graphic Design. For more information visit College of Art and Design Undergraduate Design Programs website.

Lisa Spitz

Lisa Spitz is an assistant professor at Lesley University College of Art and Design, and program director for Lesley’s new online BS in Design for User Experience. Her industry experience spans across startup, corporate and non-profit worlds and she maintains an active professional practice outside of teaching. Lisa has presented on topics ranging from website accessibility, universal design, and universal design for learning, both locally and nationally.

Heather Shaw

Heather Shaw is an associate professor, and the chair of the Design Department at Lesley University College of Art and Design. She teaches graphic and interactive design courses, and has an active professional practice spanning print, motion and interactive media. She has lectured and published on the integration of dynamic media with traditional graphic design pedagogy, both nationally and internationally. You can follow her on twitter @heathershaw.

Parking Info:
Paid parking is available at the University Hall lot, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge. Metered spaces are also available along Massachusetts Avenue.

Cancellation Policy & Other Info:
Cancellation / Refund Policy

Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA Boston. AIGA Boston has adopted the AIGA Code of Conduct with regard to its activities. We reserve the right to refuse admittance for violations of this Code, or other unlawful or disruptive actions. Any concerns should be addressed to the Director of Membership or Community Outreach.

Graphic by Michael Coleman,